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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 9, 2009 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

Yep, he was his HS buddy I think. I also thought highly of him...seemed like a good guy too, but I only know a bit of the last 35 yrs...The other guys sometimes seemed a bit off putting, but like what we spoke of above, hard to know what was real and what was distorted by the media, etc.

I will say that some of my "rejection" of them was a feeling of an almost "too pop" or "sell out" aspect (whatever the Hell that is) post Syd...does that make any sense? Might have been an over-reaction to popularity.

But, I stand by Syd as an amazing talent and innovator of immense proportions...the kinds of sounds he generated in the appropriate context of a song and the writing and so on and so forth...I really can't say enough about the guy. I always thought that everything they did post Syd was a pale immitation of the seeds he planted. Overstated no doubt, but certainly the band members acknowledged him in latter a big way it seemed.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jun 9, 2009 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pink Floyd manager quote

Coming from someone slightly younger, but you could also say the same about depressing "Old Testament masochism Bob" (Dylan), as Leary quipped.

I read about Syd on Wikipedia and listened to Wish You Were Here in honor of the posts today, to reconnect. I still like their stuff, maybe from formative listening to a hippie radio station in St Louis whose stations IDs were often snippets of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed." Not really pop ditties!

Jerry could be a downer too, but then "nothing comes for free." Sometimes it seems "your back might need protection" and one may need to time to ponder on the appearance of heaven and hell in this life and in the "bye & bye." Can you tell? Could Syd always?

This post was modified by spacedface on 2009-06-10 02:41:11